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Updated on Jul 15, 2011

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Mathematical Vocabulary Words Study Guide

### Activity 1: PICK-A-WORD

Circle the best vocabulary word to complete each sentence.

- Money that's sent to you on a regular basis for a set amount of time is known as a(n)
- aggregate.
- annuity.
- deficit.
- fiscal.

- When you measure the distance around a tree, that figure is known as a(n)
- algorithm.
- inflation.
- diameter.
- circumference.

- Finding the median is the same thing as finding the
- middle point.
- starting point.
- ending point.
- average point.

- In business, a company may trade or purchase a(n)
- promissory.
- denominator.
- commodity.
- fiscal.

- The type of math that primarily deals with shapes is
- algebra.
- calculus.
- geometry.
- perpendicular.

- When the prices of everything consumers want to buy keep rising, that's known as
- deficit.
- inflation.
- recession.
- scarcity.

- Lines that are drawn at right angles are
- geometry.
- algorithm.
- median.
- perpendicular.

- When you realize you are completely out of soda and chips on a Saturday night, you realize you have a serious
- scarcity.
- recession.
- equation.
- integers.

- When your paycheck is less than the amount of bills you owe, you are experiencing a(n)
- inflation.
- deficit.
- promissory.
- recession.

- When your best friend swears on paper that he will pay you back as soon as he gets paid next Friday, this is referred to as a _____ note.
- integers
- commodity
- deficit
- promissory

### Activity 2: WHICH ONE DOES NOT BELONG?

Read the words in each group below. Circle the one that doesn't fit.

- algebra, calculus, annuity
- deficit, commodity, scarcity
- equation, recession, inflation
- aggregate, integers, denominator
- circumference, fiscal, diameter

### Activity 3: WHAT AM I?

Read each question, then write the appropriate answer from this lesson's vocabulary words.

- I use letters as symbols when talking about mathematical relationships. What am I?
- I'm the bottom number you see when you're figuring out a recipe. What am I?
- I'm what happens when the economy begins to slow way down. What am I?
- I'm two of the lines you make when you write an uppercase "H." What am I?
- I'm the gross amount that goes on the bottom line. What am I?

### Activity 4: TRUE OR FALSE?

Read each statement. Write **T** if it's true or **F** if it's false.

- Algorithms are used to help solve mathematical problems.
- The word denominator is used outside of math to indicate people who are quite diverse.
- are examples of integers.
- Circumference and perimeter are similar in meaning.
- Geometry is math that centers on relationships of points, lines, and angles.

### Answers

### Activity 1: PICK-A-WORD

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### Activity 2: WHICH ONE DOES NOT BELONG?

- annuity
- commodity
- equation
- denominator
- fiscal

### Activity 3: WHAT AM I?

- algebra
- denominator
- recession
- perpendicular
- aggregate

### Activity 4: TRUE OR FALSE?

- True
- False
- False
- True
- True

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